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Cheap way to spread Co2

OK, I had an extra Aqua-clear 50 laying around. I installed it on my 29 so that the water over flow lands in the way of my Fluval 404 outlet. I installed my DIY Co2 tube right after the power-head just under the sponge. Will this disperse the Co2 throughout the tank?

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and :::: is it helping any???
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Not sure yet, just did it last night. How long should the Co2 take to rise in my tank?
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that all depends on like how much co2 u are pumping in there how high your ph is and how high the kh is if u got high ph and kh it would take a while
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Fluval 404, AC 50.... sounds like a lot of flow for your 29. Keep in mind that surface agitation is a great way to lower CO2 or remove it from the water column.

IME a inline reactor on a canister filter is an excellent way of distributing CO2 throughout your tank.


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Fluval 404, AC 50.... sounds like a lot of flow for your 29. Keep in mind that surface agitation is a great way to lower CO2 or remove it from the water column.

IME a inline reactor on a canister filter is an excellent way of distributing CO2 throughout your tank.
Fluval 404 is turned way down.
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In my 29 gallon tank I can drive the CO2 ppm up to where the fish get bothered by it just using an Eheim diffuser - a ceramic disc diffuser. I keep it under the filter return spray bar so it spreads the little bubbles over most of the tank. With a powerhead you could inject the CO2 into the intake or use the venturi port and that should do a good job if you like the CO2 mist method. My next change will be to a powerhead with the CO2 tubing stuck into the intake - I hate trying to keep the diffuser disc clean, and it keeps shifting position out from under the spray bar now, plus I need more water circulation.

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